Rwanda defense Forces (RDF) has organized a Special Army Week from 04 May to July 2017 ahead of the celebration of 23rd Liberation Day Celebration on 04th July 2017.The latter would be held for one week in the past.
According to a statement from MINADEF, the current Special Army Week will cover a variety of activities aiming at uplifting Rwandans’ lives, especially the most vulnerable.
The Army Week planned activities countrywide will includeOffering Free Medical services in Orthopedics, Dental, ENT, Ophthalmology & Gynecology, Rehabilitation of 18 bridges and 01 feeder road, Marshland and hillsides farming, Construction of water access point/ facilities, Construction/rehabilitation of shelter, Construction/rehabilitation of classrooms and sanitation structures, Environmental protection campaign, and Access to energy using Off Grid Solar installations.
Free medical services in particular will be offered in all Districts at the following Hospitals and Health Centers: Shyira, Gisenyi, Ruhengeri, Butaro, Nemba, Rutongo, Byumba, Muhororo, Murunda, Kibuye, Kirinda, Kibogora, Gihundwe, Bushenge, Munini, Kigeme, Kaduha, Kibilizi, CHUB, Kabutare, Nyanza, Ruhango, Kabgayi, Remera-Rukoma in Kamonyi, Nyamata, Rwamagana, Kibungo, Kirehe, Gahini, Rwinkwavu, Kiziguro, Ngarama, Nyagatare, Kibagabaga, Rwanda Military Hospital, Masaka, and CHUK.
“As provided in the following guidance from the Commander-in-Chief, H.E Paul KAGAME: ‘The battle for liberation did not stop at the victory over tyranny and stopping the genocide against the Tutsi’; the RDF remains committed to the liberation struggle, this time in the form of human security and specifically transforming Rwandans’ lives,” reads the statement signed by RDF spokesperson Lt Col Rene Ngendahimana.
Activities of the army week will be executed in collaboration with various partners including Ministry of Health, Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion and Ministry of Youth and ICT.